I have been nominated for the National Diversity awards

I am incredibly honoured and blown away that someone took the time to nominate me for a National Diversity Award. Category: positive role model – Disability. The National Diversity Awards – is a swish black tie event, which celebrates the exceptional achievements of grass-root communities that tackle the issues in today’s society, giving them recognitionContinue reading “I have been nominated for the National Diversity awards”

Life isn’t fair, but I can make the best of it

If we lived in a fair world, Muscular Dystrophy would not exist. But that also goes for all diseases, yes? Unfortunately, life isn’t fair. Life has a way of dealing you cards you wouldn’t of picked for yourself, I was diagnosed with the muscle-wasting disease 18 years ago. Even with an uncertain future, there’s noContinue reading “Life isn’t fair, but I can make the best of it”

Our accessible home anniversary

Wow I can’t actually believe we are in May where has the time gone!? The first weekend in may ‘bank holiday weekend’ is a special memory for hubby and i, but more for me it was the weekend we finally moved into our accessible home provided by Habinteg – I have spoken a few timesContinue reading “Our accessible home anniversary”

Our Powers of Observation

Muscular dystrophy takes my physical abilities, but not my powers of observation if anything it just heightens my ability to observe more than others! I may joke about calling me a superhero because of the name of my muscular dystrophy ‘FHL1 Gene mutation’. – my physical limitations just heighten other abilities like my observational skills,Continue reading “Our Powers of Observation”

Technology and disabled People

Technology is pretty much at our fingertips no matter where we turn these day, from Smart speakers, new smartphones coming out each year, cars with built-in wifi, and music and television can be accessed from almost anywhere. To some the idea of being unplugged and off grid can seem like something that exists only inContinue reading “Technology and disabled People”

Choose to change!

It’s almost our day ladies! International Women’s Day is approaching that fast it’s tomorrow. While i think you should celebrate yourself every day, International Women’s Day is a great opportunity to reflect on being a woman while celebrating our achievements especially in a world that doesn’t really see us, disabled or not. This day isContinue reading “Choose to change!”

Life lessons I’ve learnt being disabled

Spoiler alert: Being disabled means living in a society that wasn’t designed with mine or other disabled people’s needs in mind. That first sentence may sound rather harsh but in reality very true, there is no other way to describe it from a disabled person’s point of view – It can create difficult situations, andContinue reading “Life lessons I’ve learnt being disabled”

Mental health – let’s talk

Mental health is something that I have spoken about and been very open and honest about my own struggles but it has been awhile – Right now our mental health and wellbeing is a topic that we really need to be addressing, so with no better time like the present. Let’s talk. Unfortunately mental healthContinue reading “Mental health – let’s talk”